Substance Use Prevention


Prevention is a proactive approach; creating an environment that promotes the health and well-being of individuals and communities, which prevent problems before they occur. Our substance use prevention programs implement evidence-based strategies in the community to prevent use of all substances.

What We Do:

  • Advocate for the use of best practices in preventing substance misuse.

The Central Valley Health Tobacco Prevention and Control program follows The Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Best Practices for comprehensive tobacco control programs.
Our focus is to:

  • Provide education and information to state and local policy makers and the public regarding current issues in tobacco control.
  • Assist tobacco users seeking cessation.
  • Work with local policymakers, businesses and organizations, and schools to develop and adopt tobacco-free policies in the workplace and the community.
  • Prevent youth initiation to tobacco.

The Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant is a state funded block grant program administered by the Department of Health Behavioral Health Division.  The priority of PFS is the prevention of underage drinking among 12-20 year olds.


Our focus is to:

  • Reduce access to opioid medications.
  • Increase drug take-back locations in the community.
  • Increase access to Narcan.
Drug Take-Back Locations

Stutsman County

Logan County

For more drug take-back locations in the Jamestown region, click on the graphic below.

Director of Tobacco Prevention and Control

Nancy Neary /

Director of Health Promotion

Shannon Klatt, MPH /


Upcoming Events

  1. Back-To-School Immunization Clinic

    July 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  2. Back-To-School Immunization Clinic

    August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
  3. Board of Health Meeting

    August 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm